Good ol' Dennis is sending a whole mess of muckety-mucks down to Las Vegas next week. They all are goin' to the Shootin' Huntin' and Outdoorin' Trade Show.... the SHOT Show! Hooooo-wee! Them namin' folks is clever... and so's our ec-o-nomic de-velopers who get us to pay for their tickets to the City of Sin.
Here's what Big Double-D says about the big crap-shoot trip:
Representatives from Minnehaha County Economic Development Association and Lincoln County Economic Development Association (MCEDA/LCEDA), Madison, Webster, Sturgis, Pierre, Huron, Watertown, Huron, Rapid City, Britton, Mitchell, Aberdeen, Bar-Sto Precision of Sturgis, and the Department of Tourism will be located at booth 2950.
"South Dakota has a robust shooting, hunting and outdoors industry," said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. "The SHOT Show is an excellent opportunity for state and local officials to connect with companies and tell them about the benefits of doing business in South Dakota" ["State, Community Representatives to Promote South Dakota at SHOT Show," State of South Dakota press release, 2013.01.08].
Gotta pardon Dennis there: he's a-puttin' on his fancy guvvie talk. He's just tellin' y'all that we South Dakotans love to shoot stuff, so come live here!
I was a-gonna show y'all a fancy video 'bout guns and such that the Guv'ner linked to in his press release, but dad-gum-it! Dennis's good-fer-nothin' son-in-law musta spilled bar-bee-q sauce on the Intertubes again. But I'm a-bettin' this here's the video Denny wanted us to feast our eyes on and show to all them fine folks at the big show in Vegas:
That video pretty much sums up how Dennis wants folks thinkin' of our fair state. Come to South Dakota, and blow somethin' up! Blow it up real good!